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unknown barack obama into the spotted light. could we see the same tonight. . >> this guy did train there in the bay area as an undergraduate. he only got there because of affirmative action, he said his s.a.t.s weren't really good enough to go to stanford. but joaquin castro and julio castro the twins went on to go to law school, one's running for congress and the brother who gives the keynote address tonight is the mayor of san antonio, texas and they say their story the like barack obama, he went to harvard law and he gave the keynote address, and they're julio is going say with a strong endorsement tonight that america should re-elect barack obama. but all that said, despite the bay area connection, it's got to be michelle obama who's going to really fire up these democrats tonight, and they hope, outside of this hall, despite of the fact that the economy did not fire up today and that plagued barack obama. >> well now come to order. >> reporter: the democratic convention began in charlotte without president obama. he went to norfolk and did not mention the economic news. factor
presidential debate. tonight inside the obama and romney debate camps. how the candidates are preparing for the showdown. >>> making the case. the supreme court begins. >>> and carmageddo 2. what happened this weekend when one of the busiest highways in the countries was shut down. how did california cope with its freeway car free? >>> good evening from the joint command headquarters of the international security assistance force in kabul. we have been traveling through this country all week trying to take measure of this war, another insider attack has left a u.s. soldier and an american civilian dead. that brings the death toll to 2,118. so far this year, 267 have been killed. 31 of those killed at the hands of afghan police and military members. insider attacks. tonight against the backdrop of next month's presidential election, we're beginning a special look at a region at the brink and the foreign policy challenges that america is facing here in syria and afghanistan. richard engel, you have more on that attack today? >> reporter: cooperation between u.s. and afghan forces is the m
>>> good morning. the race is on. president obama and mitt romney criss-crossing the nation over the holiday weekend. the republican challenger touching down in storm-ravaged louisiana, the president headed there next. will it help them sway the undecideds? >>> health scare. officials saying that some 10,000 people who stayed in tent cabins at yosemite national park this summer may be at risk for contracting a deadly virus. >>> and eastwooding. fresh off his performance at the republican convention, movie icon clint eastwood has inspired a new phenomenon, and it's a big hit online today, saturday, september 1st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. and empty chairs across the country have never been so happy before, ever. i mean, empty chairs everywhere are finally getting their time in the spotlight wait until the chair says something. you know who else was almost sitting next to an empty chair? >> here we go. >> this girl right here. i don't ever want to
anniversary. president obama will stay in washington and participate in ceremonies at the white house and the pentagon. monday families already gathered near shanksville, pennsylvania, along with defense secretary leon panetta. they were remembering the victims who died fighting to keep their plane from reaching the capitalcapital. >> they gave their lives for all they loved. they gave their lives for the families they loved and for the country they loved. and there is no greater sacrifice >> reporter: back in lower manhattan construction is resuming on the memorial museum that sat unfinished for nearly a year while the port authority, which owns the site, battled over financing with the memorial foundation. >> i'm gratified that on the eve of 9/11 we're able to announce an agreement that i think will ensure the completion of the 9/11 museum. >> without a museum this memorial doesn't teach you anything. it doesn't tell them anything about what happened on that day. >> reporter: a positive step forward on a project that for many will make this tribute complete. and some more relief for
, president obama and the first lady observed a moment of silence on the white house lawn at 8:46 a.m., the moment that the first plane struck the twin towers. the president then attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the pentagon. as we come up to three minutes after the top of the hour, there will be a moment of silence in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 crashed as the passengers wrestled the hijackers to the ground. here at ground zero, however, again, the ceremony will go on for several more hours as each of the names, nearly 3,000 in all, will be read individually. the families will take time to visit the new memorial which has been open for a bit more than i year. thousands and thousands of people gathering here every day. again, september 11th marking a time to remember, to grieve and to begin and try to move on. pat? >> ron, that memorial you talk about, we were down there last year at this time as it was really just taking shape. it is truly extraordinary and a very moving experience not only for the family members of the victims but for all visitors, as wel
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